Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

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The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival is a 3-day community of folk music and dance at the foot of the Berkshires in east-central New York State. 2018 is its 30th anniversary. The festival typically attracts between 4000-8000 attendees per day many of whom camp on site all weekend.

The festival takes place on the Dodds Farm in Hillsdale, New York near the MA/CT/NY border on the first weekend in August. The festival has 4 stages: Main Stage, Dance Stage, Family Stage and Workshop Stage. Dance Stage artists are usually booked first, Main Stage next and the Family Stage last. The Workshop Stage features different combinations of performers booked on one or more of the other 3 stages sharing sets on a variety of topics. Some performers are booked specifically for one stage but most appear on more than one.PLEASE NOTE: In 2018, on our 30th anniversary fest, we will mostly be booking performers from our past 29 years. This does not apply to our EMERGING SHOWCASE, see more info below.
 
Each year 24 artists are selected by a panel of judges for a spot in our Friday afternoon GRASSY HILL EMERGING ARTIST SHOWCASE held on the Main Stage. This is a 2 song or 10 minute spot. The showcase is open to all performers who have not showcased in the last two years and who will not be appearing in any other capacity including sideperson or special guest in the current year. The showcase is a rare opportunity to be seen and heard in a large amphitheater setting with hundreds of folk fans, presenters, agents, record labels and media in attendance. A committee of 3 music professionals review submissions and makes selections. There is a $20 Showcase application fee.

 For more info on FRFF, please check our website at www.FalconRidgeFolk.com








Falcon Ridge Folk Festival